Tuesday, 29 April 2014

NEW: Physicians Formula Products April 2014

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil- Deluxe Edition
Price: $29.95
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil- Deluxe Edition has been developed using revolutionary Italian technology which combines the best features of powder, baked and cream bronzers to create a stunning bronze glow. It delivers a skin-perfecting finish and the light bronze veil melts into skin providing an airbrushed glow. The glow Activator Technology provides Triple-Action Bronze Boosting that helps to enhance and extend the life of a glowing complexion.

Mineral Wear Oh So Radiant! Powder
Price: $29.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014
  • Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Oh So Radiant! is a mineral powder that enhances the skin’s natural glow by supporting the flow of oxygen to skin for a healthy-looking flawless finish. The weightless, mineral, pressed powder formula sweeps on mineral pigments without clogging pores, allowing skin to breathe while erasing imperfections or for extra sensitive and breakout-prone skin. Available in two shades: Translucent and Creamy Natural

Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush
Price: $21.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014
  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush is the secret to looking naturally flawless without made-up. A perfect blend of complexion-boosting blush tones brighten and enhance skin tone while adding a touch of radiant colour. This multi-coloured blush features an innovative formula infused with natural extract allowing skin to breathe while boosting natural radiance. Unlike most face make-up the Nude Wear Blush features 100 per cent Nude Glow Pigments that are uniquely translucent giving skin the chance to breathe while allowing colour to shine through. This blush features a complexion boosting multi-coloured palette of hues for the most natural-looking blush glow.

 Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer
Price: $29.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014

  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer features a complexion boosting multi-coloured palette of bronze hues for the most natural-looking healthy bronzer glow. Airy formula is infused with a natural extract which allows skin to breathe, as if completely “in the nude”, boosting your natural luminosity. Unlike most face make-up formulated with opaque pigments that can create a mask-like effect, Nude Wear features 100 per cent Nude Glow Pigments that are translucent allowing skin’s natural radiance and colour to shine through. It provides sheer light coverage with a hint of luminosity for a radiant bronze glow so your complexion appears fresh and naturally sun kissed.

 Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder
Price: $29.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder provides weightless coverage and skin-glowing finish creating a fresh and beautiful bare-skin effect. The multi-coloured palette of nudes feature an innovative formula infused with natural extracts which allow skin to breathe, boosting your natural luminosity. Unlike most face make-up formulated with opaque pigments that can create a mask-like effect, Nude Wear features 100 per cent Nude Glow Pigments that are translucent, allowing the skin’s natural radiance and colour to shine through.

Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin FakeOut Mascara
Price: $24.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014

  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin FakeOut Mascara is made from 100 per cent natural origin lash extension fibers, delivering the full-on fringe of false lashes without irritation. The innovative formula, with 100 per cent natural origin ingredients along with 70 per cent certified organic ingredients, amplifies lash volume, length and curl for an unbelievable 3D effect. Lashes naturally appear thicker, longer, more lush and gorgeous for up to 24 hours.

 Organic Wear® 100% Natural Origin CC Colour + Correction Cream
Price: $25.95
On shelf: Apr 28, 2014

  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear® 100% Natural Origin CC Colour + Correction Cream contains 70 per cent organic ingredients and boasts a ground-breaking formula that features a unique blend of natural and organic skin-nourishing botanicals to help Correct + Care for your skin. With a true focus on colour-correction, this Colour + Correction Cream delivers brightening and complexion enhancing properties, in a lightweight, ultra-blendable formula which glides on effortlessly, evening out skin tone and leaving skin naturally radiant with an all-day flawless finish.

Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes
Price: $24.95
On shelf: Apr 18, 2014

  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes is a multi-functional face-and-eye palette featuring 12 perfectly coordinated nude hues that can be used individually as eyeshadow and liners or blended together and used as a bronzer, blush or highlighter. Each palette features pure pigment, flawless blending and a micro-pearlescent formula in an assortment of ultra-chic nude shades for the perfect Nude look. Each palette features a how-to ‘Nude Glam Guide’ inside the compact with step-by-step instructions on how to create the complete nude look. Each palette also contains two custom applicators – a shadow liner and all-over face applicator.

* all information and photos are credited in full to www.beautydirectory.com

Monday, 28 April 2014

Puretopia: Whisk Away Rehydrating & Moisturising Creamy Face Cleanser Review

Puretopia is Australian Made and Owned, the products are 100% sulphate and paraben free, no synthetic fragrances or artificial colours, no propylene glycol, no DEA,TEA or silicones, they're against animal testing, and the packaging is also recyclable – now isn't that amazing! That's why Puretopia is my go to skin care brand. I have added many of their products to my skin care / night time routine. Puretopia is very gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling smooth, soft and ten times more hydrated then before.

Puretopia *
Whisk Away Rehydrating & Moisturising Creamy Face Cleanser
RRP: $9.95

For smooth, vibrant looking skin, Puretopia Whisk Away Rehydrating & Moisturising Creamy Face Cleanser is rich, creamy and enriched with natural oils and rosehip cell strengthening essential fatty acids that gently whisk away all traces of make-up including waterproof mascara.

I only use a little bit, as a little goes a long way. After removing all my make-up, I massage the product into my skin in circle motions around the face and neck. Then remove with a muslin cloth (or cotton wipes) in warm water, then finish off with towel drying. It leaves my skin feeling so much nicer and softer without that tight feeling other cleansers give. The only minor issue I didn't like was the scent, The cleanser has a rose fragrance. which isn't very appealing to me, but may for others.

The cleanser comes in a 125ml squeeze tubs, that sits perfectly anywhere as the lid is on the very bottom. It helps stop wastage as all the contents drops straight down into the dispenser area. This cream cleanser is like cream haha, it isn't the type of product that foams up, so if you're a foam cleanser gal or guy then please be aware of what exactly this product does. The packaging labels is exactly the same as the rest of the collection products, but it's very neat and straight forward.

I would certainly recommend that if you have normal and sensitive to dry skin. It's gentle enough for all skin types.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Indeed Labs: Hydraluron Boosting Face Masks Review

Everyone seems to be going crazy over face masks, I'm not sure if it's the latest beauty trend, or some celeb spoke out about using masks or if it's related to seasons changing. Whatever the reason, I was very interested in trying a face masks at home, and I can't wait to get my hands on some.

Indeed Laboratories

Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Face Maks
RRP: $29.99 AUD

I received a box of Indeed Labs Hydraluron Boosting Face Masks a couple of weeks ago, I decided to give them a shot. The box contains four individually-wrapped paper masks, which you unfold and place over the face, pressing in place with your fingers, relax for 15 minutes then remove the paper mask and gently massage in the remaining serum. Follow with a moisturiser. ( I recommend Indeed Labs Moisture Booster) dehydrated skin is instantly restored and given a boost of moisture. 

Hydraluron moisture boosting sheet masks contain next generation 3D hyaluronic acid. Hydrates your skin from beneath the surface for 24 hours of long lasting moisture retention. With each use skin feels softer, smoother, plumped and glowing. So far I've used 2 masks, one every two weeks, I noticed that my skin felt smoother and softer. I don't have much puffiness around my eyes and the dark circles have sightly faded. My skin moisture has improved over a couple of weeks.
These paper masks are quite big for my face, they do tend to slip around and constantly need readjusting. Plus they're super terrifying, now I don't have kids running around the house to scary, However I do have a dog and cat that freak out, they run and hide. My dog recently got so scared, she tried to attack me hahah. Now I won't share a photo of what I looked like, cause I don't wanna scary anyone.

I don't normally have dry skin, but I suffer during the colder months. So I suggest using one every couple of weeks and continue to moisturiser your skin. These are perfect if you're in need of a moisture boost. They'd also be great for flights especially as they're light and easy to pack.
Do you like the sound of Indeed Labs’ Hydraluron Boosting Face Masks? Have you given them a try? If so, what are your thoughts?
* this product was sent out for reviewing. I was not paid to review nor leave positive feedback. Everything stated above is from my personal experience. Everything is 100% honest and photos have been taken by myself. 

Monday, 14 April 2014



 ELEVEN Australia has taken out the top gongs at the 2014 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA), Australia’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards.

The awards were held at The Ivy in Sydney on Monday 31 March, bringing together the industries finest to celebrate the best in hairdressing. The AHFA’s are the ultimate celebration of the synergy between hair, fashion and culture.

Newcomers ELEVEN Australia celebrated into the next morning, after taking out three coveted awards for ‘Best New Professional Styling Packaging and Design’, ‘Best New Professional Hair Care Packaging’ and ‘Design and Artistic Team of the Year’.

“We were up against some tough competition, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have won such prestigious categories. The brand is just going from strength to strength and it’s a really exciting time for us,” said ELEVEN Australia Brand Director Rob Gattuso following the win.

The brand is no stranger to industry recognition – in recent years, Eleven Australia’s Co-Creative Director, Joey Scandizzo, has been crowned Australian Hairdresser of the Year three times, and fellow Co-Creative Director, Andrew O’Toole, has secured a well-deserved Photographer of the Year award.

"We're absolutely stoked with these wins and we're really proud of where the brand is going,” says Scandizzo.

The AHFA's are now in their 22nd year of annually awarding and celebrating the best of Australian talent in the Hair Fashion industry.

Proudly Australian made and owned, ELEVEN Australia is a lifestyle brand of professional shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling and body products.

Shaving Tips From Beauty Guru Geoff Mahanay

In Between Shave Care From Beauty Guru Geoff Mahanay

Most people focus on the shave itself, but in-between shave care is just as important to keep skin looking silky smooth and bump free. Schick enlisted hair and beauty expert, Geoff Mahanay, to provide top tips for looking after your skin between shaves to ensure healthy and silky smooth skin.

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.
Many people are guilty of skipping this step but exfoliating is important to maintain ingrown-free, silky skin. Exfoliating before shaving will align your hairs for a uniform shave, sweep away dead skin, and allow for a closer shave. Exfoliating after shaving will unclog pores (from the shaving and
creams, etc.) and help to prevent ingrown hairs that cause razor bumps.

2. Moisturise.
Always apply a lotion after shaving as moisturising combats dry skin that can be caused by shaving and lessens the chance of skin irritations. Be sure to use a moisturiser that is unscented and unperfumed if you are prone to irritated skin.

3. Get a new razor.
Instead of gliding across the skin, a dull razor drags the skin and causes irritation. Wash your razor well after every swipe and leave it somewhere to dry between shaves. A sharp blade is crucial for getting a close shave and the risk of nicks and irritation increases the longer you use a blade. You should replace the Schick Xtreme3 after five uses to get an optimal shave.

4. Taking care of irritated skin.
Aloe Vera soothes and helps alleviate any irritation caused by shaving. If you get an ingrown hair, do not pick as this can cause infection. To prevent ingrown hairs, shave downward with the angle of the hair. If the hair follicle does become infected a mild, over-the-counter topical antibiotic used two or three times per day will help.

Features of Schick Xtreme3:
The Schick Xtreme3 offers a high performance shave with the convenience and value of a
disposable. It has been especially designed for women with 3 blades that flex and pivot, and two lubricating strip enriched with soothing Shea Butter and Aloe Vera, to make sure legs feel gorgeously smooth.

  •   The only 3-blade disposable that flexes and pivots to closely follow the contours of your body.
  •   Triple blade closeness with reduced irritation, lubricating strip enriched with Aloe and Shea Butter.
  •   Rubber-grip designed for easy control.
  •   Easy-rinse razor-head to guarantee a hygienic, smooth shave.
  •   RRP $4.99, 5 razors per pack

    Available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and pharmacies nationally.
    For more information visit www.schickfreeyourskin.com.au 

Monday, 7 April 2014

LUSH Cosmetics partners with Clean Cu

LUSH Cosmetics partners with Clean Cut for the first ever sustainable fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 

This April, leading ethical cosmetics retailer LUSH will collaborate with Clean Cut and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) to bring Sydney its first ever ‘green’ runway event, showcasing sustainable fashion and beauty.

LUSH, which was awarded the 2013 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, will use its range of fresh, locally handmade cosmetics and hair care to style the Clean Cut event to achieve a fresh, minimalist-look that showcases natural beauty.

LUSH PR and Marketing Manager, Megan Taylor, says: “We are incredibly proud to be working with Clean Cut on this exciting collaboration that brings sustainable fashion and beauty to the forefront of MBFW. The values and ethical standards of Clean Cut marry beautifully with LUSH, as both are passionate about creating an environmentally-sound choice in the market place for ethically-conscious shoppers.”

The Clean Cut event will be the first ever carbon neutral runway show at MBFW and will highlight cutting edge Australian and international fashion that’s also pushing the boundaries of ethical and sustainable production. 

Some of the labels featured in the show will include: Kowtow, Lalesso, Ovna Ovich, Bhalo, Goodone, Rachael Cassar, The social Studio and Desert Desert Designs.

According to Clean Cut Managing Director, Carlie Ballard, "The launch of Clean Cut will connect Australia to the global sustainable fashion movement. Equally, it will create a platform to be used as a trusted resource for consumers wanting to shop based on their personal values through our soon-to-be launched Style Guide directory."

Kevin Murphy X Casey Tansweel 14/15 Collection


The talented KEVIN.MURPHY team has styled the hair for Casey Tanswells debut runway show, her Spring Summer 14/15 ‘Circle’ presentation.

Casey launched the self-titled label in 2012, and since then has been taking the fashion industry by storm, with her designs featuring in titles such as Instyle, Russh, Elle, Marie Claire, Cleo and more.

 The exclusive and intimate lunchtime event was held at The Apollo Restaurant in Sydney ahead of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week Australia, with a delightful presentation for both the eyes and taste buds.

Co-Hair Directors James Nicolson and Lucy the 12 models, resulting in a dewy rope-like the statuesque garments. Lasenzaniro created a modern ‘Lady of the Lake’-inspired look for textured up style which had a feminine feel and complemented the statuesque garments.

Please see below for a hair ‘How To'

 How to: 

1. Prime damp hair with Kevin.Murphy Staying.Alive, taking a deep parting on the left

2. Take a section at the back below the crown from ear to ear and tie off in a ponytail with an elastic just below the occipital bone

3. Working in very small sections, prep each section with a cocktail of Kevin.Murphy Super.Goo and Hair.Resort.Spray, mixed in your hands and ‘palming’ each section between the flat of your hands

4. Then, take the same sections, form a figure eight and secure with a pin curl clip

5. Continue this technique, directing hair forward on the top sections and throughout the pony tail

6. Leave to dry

7. Removing all pin curl clips and working in front of the mirror, start to gather all of the hair from the front sections by draping them forward over the face then back low over the ears and secure over the ponytail with hat elastic

8. Take the ponytail in two sections one above and one below; tie each section into a knot without tension. Secure with hat elastic 

9. Finish with Kevin.Murphy Session.Spray or Texure.Master